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Monday, December 31, 2012

Finding the Perfect Balloon

As time marches on, birthday parties are becoming more and more of an occasion. With the prevalence of the Internet these days, niche and specialty items are starting to become widely available. This is great news for anyone planning a birthday party for a child, as it means that there are options for entertainment that were simply not available in most parts of the country. Smaller boutique shops can export their goods easily using the Internet, which means that birthday parties around the country have some pretty excellent decorations available.

Balloons are one area that has grown a great deal in recent years. It used to be that when someone was planning a birthday party the question was what color of balloons would be used. Some also used air to inflate balloons while others used helium. Still, the limit of the selection was what was available at the supermarket. Any theme balloons were generic at best, limited to vague "Happy Birthday!" or "Happy Graduation!" type messages.

Now that anyone can order supplies from anywhere online, this has changed a great deal. Instead of the boring old supermarket selections, balloons of all shapes and sizes are just a click of the mouse away. Buying a four foot talldinosaur balloon is now possible without any serious time spent hunting around for it. This is great news for supporting parents everywhere, as now it is possible to encourage the creativity and sense of wonder that many children attach to dinosaurs.

Throwing a dinosaur themed birthday party is a great way to get any child's love of learning reignited. Dinosaurs are so fascinating to children and adults alike that any party themed around the majestic creatures is sure to be a hit for the kids and parents present. Finding a company that makes giant dinosaur balloons could not be easier. A simple search would turn up a number of balloons that are perfect for any party.

Most of these balloons ship promptly to any address, though they do not come inflated. They are large, but any party supply store or even many local grocery stores will be able to inflate them with helium so they float. If one does not want to go to the trouble of finding helium, or are concerned with the balloons floating away, he or she can inflate them with air without any special pumps, just be warned that it is going to take a while due to the sheer size of the balloons.

With the giant balloons and a nicely themed cake in place, all that is needed to complete the party decorations is great paper plates or napkins, which can be found online or at any local party supply store. Once all the themed items are assembled, a party to remember can be created. It should be said that these dinosaur balloons are absolutely enormous, and will be the featured attraction at any child's birthday party, and they are durable enough that they are sure to last the whole time.

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Kids Will Love Ice Age Plush Toys

Kids love soft and cuddly plush toys. They also love animals, so it makes sense that some of the more adorable plush toys available would be made as replicas of real animals. One of the different types of animals available include those designed as ice age plush toys, replicas of the animals that roamed the cold and icy Earth thousands of years ago in the Pleistocene Era, but now extinct. Usually, when children are interested in dinosaurs, they are also fascinated with these Ice Age giants, especially in light of recent animated movies. This line of toys includes a cuddly saber tooth cat, known as a Smilodon. The stuffed toy is made with a soft, plush outer material cut with short fibers to create a fuzzy texture. True to the saber tooth's character, it comes with elongated but soft fangs protruding from its mouth.

Another cute creature available as one of the ice age plush toys is the rhino.  During the Ice Ages, this animal had a much wider range that the rhinoceros of today, and were actually quite wooly and able to survive in the frigid climate, unlike the more tropical rhinos alive today.  This cuddly animal is also made with a soft, plush outer material with a short cut pile. The rhino measures about eight and a half inches in length, with a body colored in gray and a single white horn protruding from its snout. The rhino is designed with a wide base as its feet so it can easily stand on a table or floor without falling over. The soft stuffing used to pad the animal's insides makes the toy easy to grasp for small hands and fingers. Children can pretend the rhino is charging up a mountain slope or grazing on the land.

The best part about soft plush animal toys is their safety. Children can spend hours playing with these adorable creatures without getting hurt by sharp edges or hard parts. They can even take the toys to bed with them to snuggle with. The saber tooth cat is twelve inches tall and comes with separate front and back legs so kids can pretend the cat is walking along or stalking another creature. The cat also has a soft tail complete with a dark fluffy end to match its shaggy mane. This soft plush cat has a sandy tan body with a white muzzle and ears.

These authentically reproduced stuffed animal toys, associated with the Ice Age, are licensed by the Natural History Museum. This means parents know the items they purchase are not only authentic replicas, but they are made with the highest quality materials. All of the prehistoric plush toys will appeal to kids who are interested in dinosaurs, kids who loved watching the animated series of movies or kids who love cuddly animal toys, with a history lesson about animals now extinct as a bonus.

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Dinosaur Candy

Dinosaur candy is an excellent candy for kids! Dinosaurs have long fascinated growing minds. There is a thrill children feel when they think about these massive animals that once roamed the earth. Children feel the tingle of a great mystery when they observe dinosaur bones placed together to form gigantic monsters in museums. And they feel wonder when they think of how these great animals could have suddenly disappeared. While theories abound as to how dinosaurs came to exist and how they ultimately became extinct, one cheerful theory is that they were simply placed on earth to fascinate young minds with their sheer awesomeness. It is also quite possible that dinosaurs were simply placed here to provide a delightful shape for candy.

Our Dinosaur Bite candy is the perfect candy for children fascinated with dinosaurs. Our dinosaur candy is also perfect for children who may be slightly afraid of dinosaurs but would eat rather eat a dinosaur than have a dinosaur eat them! Our candy comes in various types and flavors perfect for any child. Our dinosaur bite candy is a crunchy, sweet candy that comes in assorted peach and grape flavors. They are on sale for twenty-five cents a pack. This candy is also fat free. We also offer dinosaur gummy candy. This delicious candy comes in a cherry flavor and contains seven yummy bites in every bag. It can be purchased on sale for only thirty-five cents a bag. It is also a fat free candy. Both of these wonderful candies would make a perfect addition to a dinosaur themed birthday party. They also make great counter stock for retail establishments looking to increase their impulse purchases from their customers. Who couldn't resist chomping on a crunchy or chewy dinosaur after stocking up on gasoline or groceries?

This prehistoric candy is also perfect for teachers looking to sweeten the deal on science units. Teachers can deliver lessons on dinosaurs while also providing their students with a sweet treat. Our crunchy Dinosaur Bite candy can also be used in math lessons to teach graphing or probability. A teacher can simply instruct the students to sort out their Dinosaur Bite candy into two piles. One pile will be the fantastic grape flavor. The other pile will be the dynamic peach flavor. Students can then create a bar graph to represent the amount of peach and grape flavors contained in each bag. They can then compare and contrast their graphs with the other students in their class. Once this is complete, students can place the candy back into their bags and perform probability experiments to see if they are more likely to pull a grape or peach flavored dinosaur. Students can compare and contrasts their results and see how their dinosaur candy distribution graphs compare with the results of their probability experiments. Of course, the best part of this activity is that the ending will be absolutely delicious!

Consider purchasing some dinosaur shaped candy for your birthday party, classroom, or child today!

Monday, December 24, 2012

Dinotastic Party Ideas


Looking for Dinosaur Party ideas that will make any birthday party or celebration stand out from the rest, while still incorporating those fascinating giant lizards?

Here are two dinosaur party ideas that any party planner will really dig, no pun intended.

 

Idea #1. Dinosaurs from Outer Space

Combining a love for Dinosaur's and Science Fiction, is a great way to have a unique party that is not difficult to implement. This dinocentric party can be thrown with these party supplies:

* Costumes: Dinosaurs, Astronauts and Aliens.
* Cake Theme Ideas: Dinosaurs in Space, Dino Planet or Dinosaurs Landing on the Moon.
* Decoration Options: Hanging Pterodactyls, Dinosaur Streamers, Balloons, Inflatable Dinosaurs, Inflatable Rocket Ships, Garbage Bag Asteroids and/or Creepy Alien and Hungry Dinosaur novelty items.
* Grab Bag Gifts: Alien, Dinosaur and Astronaut action figures. Tropical flavored candy and Official Space Commander, Cadet and/or Captain certificates.
* Game/Activity Ideas: Pin the Tail on the Brachiosaurus, Pterosaur PiƱata, Aliens vs. Dinosaurs vs. Astronauts, Dino Memory Game and/or Laser Tag.
* Bonus Items: Futuristic Plasma Weapon Toys, Space and/or Jungle Themed Music, Astronaut Helmets, a Large Volcano and a large Dinosaur Bouncy House.

After receiving RSVP's from the dinosaur themed invitations, the next step is order an appropriate amount of space-dino cake, food and grab bag gifts. Then it's just a matter of setting everything up for the day of the party.

Optionally, this same theme idea can be used to host a Prehistoric Alien Encounters party, where the theme plot is subtly flipped around so that the aliens come to visit the dinosaurs.


Idea #2. Tie Dye Dino Stir Fry

For party themes that incorporate a large balance between childhood imagination and adult pallets, the Tie-Dye Dino Stir Fry theme is a fantastic choice. For this theme, these supplies are suggested:

* Craft Supplies: Size Small Cotton T-Shirts, 3-5 Colors of Dye or Food Coloring, 3 Large Heat Resistant Containers, 3 Large Wooden Spoons, a Box of Large Rubber Bands and Newspaper.
* Food Options: Stir Fried Dinosaur Surprise - Any mixture of stir fry that includes sweet bell peppers, white rice and beef/chicken.
* Costume Ideas: T-Rex Foam Hats and Dinosaur Masks.
* Cake Theme Idea: Dinosaurs on top of a Tie-Dye patterned cake
* Decoration Options: Dinosaur Cups, Dinosaur Foil Balloons, Multicolored Streamers, Tie Dyed Wall Sheets and Dinosaur Cupcake Baking Cups.
* Grab Bag Gifts: Dinosaur Temporary Tattoos, Dinosaur Sunglasses and Dinosaur Wall Stickers.
* Activity Ideas: Tie Dying Tee Shirts, Dinosaur Checkers and Orange Races.
* Bonus Items: Inflatable Dinosaurs and/or a T-Rex Wall Mount Replica.

Caution: Food Coloring is washable, true dye is challenging to remove from skin and clothing.

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Kids Will Love Ice Age Plush Toys


Kids love soft and cuddly plush toys. They also love animals, so it makes sense that some of the more adorable plush toys available would be made as replicas of real animals. One of the different types of animals available include those designed as ice age plush toys, replicas of the animals that roamed the cold and icy Earth thousands of years ago in the Pleistocene Era, but now extinct. Usually, when children are interested in dinosaurs, they are also fascinated with these Ice Age giants, especially in light of recent animated movies. This line of toys includes a cuddly saber tooth cat, known as a Smilodon. The stuffed toy is made with a soft, plush outer material cut with short fibers to create a fuzzy texture. True to the saber tooth's character, it comes with elongated but soft fangs protruding from its mouth.

Another cute creature available as one of the ice age plush toys is the rhino.  During the Ice Ages, this animal had a much wider range that the rhinoceros of today, and were actually quite wooly and able to survive in the frigid climate, unlike the more tropical rhinos alive today.  This cuddly animal is also made with a soft, plush outer material with a short cut pile. The rhino measures about eight and a half inches in length, with a body colored in gray and a single white horn protruding from its snout. The rhino is designed with a wide base as its feet so it can easily stand on a table or floor without falling over. The soft stuffing used to pad the animal's insides makes the toy easy to grasp for small hands and fingers. Children can pretend the rhino is charging up a mountain slope or grazing on the land.

The best part about soft plush animal toys is their safety. Children can spend hours playing with these adorable creatures without getting hurt by sharp edges or hard parts. They can even take the toys to bed with them to snuggle with. The saber tooth cat is twelve inches tall and comes with separate front and back legs so kids can pretend the cat is walking along or stalking another creature. The cat also has a soft tail complete with a dark fluffy end to match its shaggy mane. This soft plush cat has a sandy tan body with a white muzzle and ears.

These authentically reproduced stuffed animal toys, associated with the Ice Age, are licensed by the Natural History Museum. This means parents know the items they purchase are not only authentic replicas, but they are made with the highest quality materials. All of the prehistoric plush toys will appeal to kids who are interested in dinosaurs, kids who loved watching the animated series of movies or kids who love cuddly animal toys, with a history lesson about animals now extinct as a bonus.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Large Dinosaur Models

Dinosaurs have always seemed to capture the fascination of not only children, but also the scientific world. Replicas are a popular gift for birthdays and holidays. Although the average replica dinosaur models have been relatively small, many crave large dinosaur models that are easier to manipulate and offer more detail of the actual dinosaur. These models are available, but many are far too large for the average person to own. Those days are gone, and larger models are now available that are appropriate for everyone.

A little determination can lead the savvy consumer to a number of different dinosaur models that are 18 inches and bigger. Many of these models offer information cards that tell the story of the dinosaur as well, helping one to learn what their habitats were like, what type of foods they ate, and when they were determined to be extinct. The consumer can find models of this scale that offer solely the bone structure of the dinosaur, as well as replicas that show how the dinosaur appeared when it was living.

There are some manufacturers that will produce large dinosaur models between two feet to fifty feet. The primary material used to fabricate these life-sized models is fiberglass. That makes them easy to move around and easy to situate wherever one desires. They will make an ideal addition to a garden or even a nook in the backyard.

If the consumer does not care for a fifty foot dinosaur replica, they may instead choose to go a little smaller. There are other larger dinosaur models that can be acquired that are around two foot long. These are made from softer plastic that make them ideal for smaller children to handle. These models contain no leads or poisonous materials, so the consumer can feel safe in allowing smaller children to chew on them and handle them.

Another option in attaining large dinosaur models is to make one from scratch. The process is pretty easy and the individual making the dinosaur can dictate the size of the model. All the individual will need is some old newspapers, balloons, flour, water, and paint. Make a paste of the flour and water, dip the newspaper (that has been ripped in strips) into it, and fashion a dinosaur from the balloons and coat them with the paper strips. Let it dry, then paint and you have a do-it-yourself replica dinosaur model.

Whether one is seeking a smaller or larger dinosaur model, it is possible to locate a ready-made model, or make one. The curiosity about dinosaurs is not likely to dissipate soon. More and more manufacturers are seeing this and producing a variety of sizes and types of dinosaur models. Prices are as varied as the models, and the consumer is sure to find one that is within their price range. Enjoyment of the larger dinosaur models will last for years. Why not get a few for the children in your life who love dinosaurs? Buy a couple or a whole set, they are sure to please.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Dinosaur Replica Fossils


Dinosaurs continue to capture the imagination of the young and young at heart. Even after more than 65 million years their legacy still captivates the mind and spirit. Dinosaur replica fossils are a great way to keep the wonder of these primitive creatures alive for any child or dinosaur enthusiast.

Real dinosaur fossils are fragile to handle and expensive to purchase. In order to preserve fossils they must be kept in a stable environment and handled delicately. Replica fossils are made to be durable, realistic and affordable. Skilled artists create replica fossils by using real fossil finds as inspiration. For the instructor looking to create a more hands-on experience, replica dinosaur fossils offer a wide variety of educational uses. Replica fossils are made from sturdy material that can be handled by untrained hands. Detailed appearance gives replica fossils that life-like touch, making them virtually indistinguishable from the real thing.

Replica dinosaur fossils are prefect for museums and science centers. Unlike real fossils, replica fossils do not need to be stored in a safe environment and only handled by trained professionals. The strength of replica fossils allows them to be put on display in any environment without worrying about damage. Visitors can get up close and personal with any replica dinosaur fossil in a variety of ways. Smaller fossil replicas can be used in mock digs, gift shops and classrooms. Larger replicas will give visitors a view at just how large dinosaurs were, allowing the imagination to travel through time.

Dinosaur replica fossils can turn a boring school lesson into an exciting journey through the ages. By bringing replica fossils into the classroom, teachers can stimulate the minds of students at any age. Children will benefit from the chance to let their imaginations run wild by working with replica fossils. Older students will benefit from the opportunity to view replica fossils closely, giving them a better understanding of the real thing. Having a tangible medium with which to explore the world of dinosaurs allows students a chance to discover exactly what the world was like when dinosaurs walked the earth.

Replica dinosaur fossils can get just as much use outside the classroom or museum as they get inside. Private collectors can enhance their own personal collections with fossil replicas. Dinosaur-themed birthday parties become memories to treasure for years and years with replica fossils to hold on to. Replica fossils can be used in a number of ways, from room decorations to scientific displays, and from sandbox activities to thoughtful gifts. No climate controlled storage or fossil handling training required! No matter what the intended use, the stability of replica fossils will ensure a product lasting like the legacy of dinosaurs.

While the chances of seeing a dinosaur live are slim, the fantasy still fuels the imaginations of many. Authentic dinosaur replica fossils are one way to bridge that same gap without fear of destruction.

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